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Wall St. Watchdog Signals Shift In Bonus Disclosure Plan

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A controversial Finra plan requiring brokers to disclose signing bonuses is making a comeback, but it may be weaker.

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Tower Speed-Trading Unit Fined $16 Million Over Capital Rule

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A Tower Research Capital unit agreed to pay the record penalty to settle regulatory claims that it didn’t hold enough capital to support its high-frequency trading.

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Finra Nixes Monthly Account Statement Proposal

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Finra has officially given up on the idea of requiring firms to provide monthly account statements to customers.

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Regulators Scrutinize B-D Nuisance Fees

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A new working group of state and federal regulators, along with brokerage firms, will look at unreasonable account transfer fees and other “service” charges broker-dealers levy on customers.

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RCAP, Pershing Come To Terms

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Officials at RCS Capital said Monday the company has developed a new pricing arrangement with its main clearing firm, Pershing LLC.

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Morgan Stanley Hires Three Brokers Who Managed Nearly $1.3 Billion

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The largest U.S. securities brokerage by sales force, Morgan Stanley, said this week it hired three financial advisors who collectively managed $1...

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Brokers Need Cheap Fed Funds In Emergency, Says Think Tank

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The nation’s largest broker-dealers should be guaranteed access to cheap Federal Reserve loans in emergencies, says Bipartisan Policy Center.

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Ex-Goldman Trader Loses In Bid For $5 Million More In Bonus

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A former Goldman Sachs Group trader struck out in his pursuit of almost $5 million in bonus money on top of $8.25 million he received in 2010.

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LPL Adds Freedom Wealth Alliance To Its Platform

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Based in Brookfield, Wis., Freedom Wealth Alliance is a newly launched, independent, hybrid RIA firm that manages $225 million.

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Schwab Loses $15 Million Arbitration Case Against Morgan Stanley

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Schwab lost a $15 million arbitration case against Morgan Stanley, which it accused of improperly recruiting brokers from a Schwab branch who left with confidential trade secrets.

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